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by No_Mind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

Nevertheless there's still the faculty of faith which seems to be independent of sotapanna status. So maybe that faith might be a basis for the "closure" you are seeking. Or a big ego. Ego works well too. That, and vodka, or so I've heard. Binocular! We are on the same team. Never thought I would s...
by No_Mind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

How as a Buddhist do we get closure? might be answered with "By means of entering the path of sotapanna" Will keep my usual apoplectic reply shelved. So, you have confirmed what I was worried about. For 99.999999999999999999% Buddhists there is no closure. Simple because - 1. Most do not have the t...
by No_Mind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

What I am asking is how does Buddhism deal with closure. "closure" is a strange term. Can you define the intended meaning or give a synonym? Above "rumination" has been elaborated on in the context of insight and dispassion according to Theravada doctrine. One of my dogs ran away when I was 20. I d...
by No_Mind
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

Posts are intended to be in line with the overall theme of this forum section which is "... all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism". It seems your question refers to seeking personal advice in the context of personal experience and that doesn't appear to be within the scope of this forum section. Now on...
by No_Mind
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Buddhist approach to closure.

In Connections to Other Path Sarath posted a video about letting go. I believe we all want to let go. Dispassion sets in even if one is not a Buddhist. But the reason for rumination is not lack of dispassion ... According to Theravada doctrine dispassion follows after nibbida which follows after in...
by No_Mind
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhist approach to closure.
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Buddhist approach to closure.

In Connections to Other Path Sarath posted a video about letting go. I believe we all want to let go. Dispassion sets in even if one is not a Buddhist. But the reason for rumination is not lack of dispassion or understanding that a particular thought or attachment is not skillful. In my life, most o...
by No_Mind
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 1201

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

When I return I will only quote suttas and cry myself to sleep if one person dies anywhere for any reason :( Take care and take it easy. You know about anicca. David, I was kidding. Of course I am not bidding adieu actually. Would be quite forlorn if I did so. I do not know if we are Buddhists or A...
by No_Mind
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 1201

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

I follow him on Reddit. His posts were always high-quality. He is a very compassionate and wise follower. I think he got some vision problems and can't use the internet now. I got very sad when I read about his health. I hope he is well and happy. Slightly off topic .. online how do you understand ...
by No_Mind
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 1201

Re: Are we Alt-Buddhists?

I follow him on Reddit. His posts were always high-quality. He is a very compassionate and wise follower. I think he got some vision problems and can't use the internet now. I got very sad when I read about his health. I hope he is well and happy. Slightly off topic .. online how do you understand ...
by No_Mind
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are we Alt-Buddhists?
Replies: 37
Views: 1201

Are we Alt-Buddhists?

I typed Dhamma wheel into Google since I was unable to remember if this site is .net or .com. The third result was some random guy lambasting us on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/r/theravada/comments/bwdg5c/a_review_of_dhammawheelcom/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body Uh, I wonder wha...
by No_Mind
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 445
Views: 81977

Re: Coronavirus?

My worst fear came to frution after nine months. Now India will be the second highest Covid-19 cases in the world. It will soon surpass the America as well. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ I fail to understand what the fear was about? You expected that due to some divine intervention the...
by No_Mind
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 445
Views: 81977

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

No_Mind, Here is an article which discusses many factors which relate to Indian demographics and the prevelance of covid-19, the related deaths, and the reporting of the prevelance of cases and deaths: Title: Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world? https://g...
by No_Mind
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 445
Views: 81977

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

With all due respect I beg to differ. There is no explanation why the slums are not reporting high mortality. I am not a science basher. Quite the opposite. But I wish that there would be more focused studies on Indian slums and Covid fatalities. The scientists here are not able to understand it at...
by No_Mind
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 445
Views: 81977

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

.... It is difficult to speak about this with any level of certainty since no one knows .. and also because no one knows about diseases such as measles or chicken pox too (not slamming scientists but the pandemic has made us aware of how little they know about more or less anything).... Actually we...
by No_Mind
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 445
Views: 81977

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Meanwhile, we have been moving slowly towards herd immunity. Some parts of India have seen 50% test positive in antibody test... Even after 8 months, epidemiologists cannot tell us anything for certain....I think we won't need the vaccine after all. Yes, get the shot but by that time, a year hence,...